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The meaning behind the names of some of the world’s most popular cheeses

A partial infographic displaying many cheeses and a history of their names.

Ever wondered where Gouda got its name? And just what exactly does “Havarti” really mean? Well wonder no more: Instagram user @etymologynerd (Adam Aleksic), a Harvard pre-freshman with a “disturbing interest” in word origins, has created a fascinating infographic detailing the etymology (or word origins) behind nearly 30 of the most well-known cheeses from around the world.

To see the full infographic, with everything from Brie to Swiss, view Adam’s picture on Instagram.

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